Tire Tightener.

Tire Tightener.

Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Jones, James Daniel
Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design calls for a wheel with a gap rather than a continuous ring, so a double-threaded bolt in the gap may be tightened or loosened to contract or expand the wheel and subsequently the tire.
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Henry Hurley House

Henry Hurley House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Henry Hurley house. The house is made of wooden boards and has a large stone chimney.
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Tobacco Substitute.

Tobacco Substitute.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Miller, Levi, H.
Description: Patent for an improvement in tobacco substitutes, by using a combination of ingredients that “will completely destroy all desire for tobacco and thus enables them to discontinue its use without any of the inconvenience or suffering,” (lines 18-21) ingredients of the compound are included. No illustration.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a draw-head having a chamber and a recess from its upper face into the chamber, of a coupling-dog pivoted in the recess and having a notch in its under faces and a hook at its forward end...... and the chain and levers connected with the said eyes.” (Lines 32-41) Illustration is included.
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Siphon.

Siphon.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Damron, John H.
Description: Patent for a new siphon used to convey and distribute water for any purposes where it may necessary to convey water over elevations from a higher plane to a lower one, including illustrations.
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Hotel in Purves, Texas

Hotel in Purves, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a typical West Texas frontier hotel in the Purvis, Texas. It was operated by Mrs. M. M. Stephen. A porch surrounds the front and sides of the building. A small outbuilding stands next to the hotel.
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Process of Tanning.

Process of Tanning.

Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Turner, Robert W.
Description: Patent for improvements in tanning by steaming the broom-weed (Amphiachyris dracunculoides) to extract liquor and gradually condense the liquor into a strong solution as tanning ingredient for treatment of hides or skins. No illustration.
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: November 27, 1891
Creator: Franks, Madison S.
Description: Patent for an invention that "relates to an implement designed for boring earth, and may be used for well-boring and also for boring post-holes," (lines 11-13) including instructions and illustrations.
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[Erath County, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Erath County, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Erath County, Texas fire department. The rectangular patch has a black background and yellow edging. "Erath County" is written in red within yellow banners at the vertical edges. The center has a white and yellow Florian Cross containing images of fire equipment in the horizontal points, "Fire Rescue" in the vertical points, and a yellow image of Texas in the center.
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Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Edwards, Joshua H. & Edwards, Willie W.
Description: Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever.
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